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Barson Family History

Barson Surname Meaning

English: patronymic from a short form of Bartholomew . There may also have been some confusion with Burson or the latter could perhaps be a variant of this name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bason, Barton, Bardon, Larson, Baron, Batson, Burson, Belson, Babson

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Where is the Barson family from?

You can see how Barson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 61 Barson families living in Ontario. This was about 31% of all the recorded Barson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Barson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Barson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Barson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Pupil were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Barson. 49% of Barson men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Barson women worked as a Pupil. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barson were Farming and Engineer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    49%
  • Labourer
    22%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farming
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Pupil
    34%
  • Farmer
    34%
  • Engineer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Barson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Barson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Barson. For the veterans among your Barson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barson lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Barson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barson in 1960 was 51, and 90 in 2004.

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